Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Environment, social and governance (ESG) investing. Socially responsible investing (SRI). Sustainable investing. These are some of the biggest investing buzzwords of the past few years, pointing to a movement by investors pushing companies to be more conscious about their impact on issues such as climate change, diversity, human rights and sustainability.

But ESG, SRI and the like are more than just buzzwords. They&a;rsquo;re actually the principles behind several hot-performing stocks, as well as some of the more attractive dividend-yielding blue chips on Wall Street. And today, I&a;rsquo;ll explain how some of these &a;ldquo;do-gooder&a;rdquo; stocks actually translate their principles into better profits, bigger share gains and fatter dividends that we can compound into retirement riches.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Assets Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 49.4333093275276 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 38.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,639,815 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 453,679 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 3.47% of American Assets Trust worth $54,786,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 10.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,227 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,890 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of American Assets Trust worth $1,377,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The industrial products company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.13, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $262.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $228.87 million. AZZ had a net margin of 5.50% and a return on equity of 4.99%. The business’s revenue was up 27.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. AZZ updated its FY19 guidance to $1.75-2.25 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $231.53 million.

    Five Star Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: FVE) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $344.83 million.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) slipped on a sales miss and AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) finally closed the books on a tough year.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Edited Transcript of AZZ earnings conference call or presentation 3-Jul-18 3:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Why Campbell Soup, Veon, and AZZ Jumped Today (finance.yahoo.com) AZZ Tops Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates (zacks.com) AZZ Inc. (AZZ) Has Broken Out To A 6-Month High On Strong Q1 Earnings (nasdaq.com) AZZ Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019 (bizjournals.com)

    AZZ has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised AZZ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine raised AZZ from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price target on AZZ from $48.00 to $47.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the stock. AZZ presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.00.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $24.44 and last traded at $24.17, with a volume of 1039 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Texas Roadhouse, Inc.(TXRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    We Are One Seven LLC bought a new stake in Texas Roadhouse Inc (NASDAQ:TXRH) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 5,919 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock, valued at approximately $410,000.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Texas-themed steakhouse chain Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) just reported another solid quarter. The spring of 2018 was a busy one for the small-town America restaurant, with foot traffic continuing to edge higher and a few new store openings getting a warm reception from diners.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: FMC Corporation(FMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Among the three major lithium stocks available to investors today, FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) has performed the best since the beginning of 2018. It’s not really a close race. The company has seen its shares slide 11.5%, while the stock prices of peers Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) and Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile (SQM) (NYSE:SQM) are down more than 25% apiece.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FMC (NYSE:FMC) updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.41-1.61 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.33. FMC also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.87-0.97 EPS.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The agricultural technology (“agtech”) and lithium industries may be two of the most important of the early 21st century. Investors interested in owning both, and who know a good BOGO sale when they see one, will want to take a closer look at FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) this month.

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    The agricultural technology (“agtech”) and lithium industries may be two of the most important of the early 21st century. Investors interested in owning both, and who know a good BOGO sale when they see one, will want to take a closer look at FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) this month.

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